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Default Air Force Logo Air Force researching advanced manufacturing techniques for aircraft parts replacement
This will be the first project under a new five-year cooperative agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory and America Makes, which was created to help advance the U.S. 3D printing industry, also known as additive manufacturing. In order to deal with challenges related to the sustainment of its fleet of aircraft and aircraft support vehicles and machinery, this project will focus on additive manufacturing and related advanced manufacturing techniques such as reverse engineering tools, 3D scanners, CAD software and non-destructive evaluation systems. The America Makes Public-Private Partnership model provides unique opportunities to leverage current member investments and to better align the internal research and development activities of industrial, academic, and government partners to a national additive technology roadmap.
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Paratroopers from the U.S. and seven other allied nations board a C-130J Super Hercules at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 26, 2016. International Jump Week is intended to foster camaraderie between the U.S. and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nesha Humes) US, allies join forces for International Jump Week
The U.S., along with seven other allied nations, united for International Jump Week 2016, July 24 through 28 at several different military installations in Germany.
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Default Air Force Logo U.S. Forest Service to receive C-130
What started out as an aircraft used by the Coast Guard will soon end up in the hands of the U.S. Forest Service. A C-130H that has been maintained by the 560th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is in its final stages of programmed depot maintenance here, having just wrapped up functional test procedures. The aircraft’s final visit will be to
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Col. Steven Ward, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing/Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAC-Air) medical advisor, talks to members of the Afghan air force about how to configure a C-208 for patient transport during training at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 27, 2016.He looked on as the AAF medics practiced removing seats and securing litters to the floor of the aircraft. TAAC-Air advisers work regularly with AAF members to conduct training so they can remain proficient in their respective skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Holmes)
Afghan air force trains to configure aircraft for patient transport

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Lt. Col. Chris Hull, right, flight commander of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group Enroute Patient Staging Facility, guides his medical team during the loading of a stretchered patient into an ambulance for evacuation July 18, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The team prepared 14 patients, including a military working dog, to be transported on a C-17 Globemaster III flight to U.S. military facilities in Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Technical Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño)

Enroute Patient Staging Facility gets warriors on the road to recovery
In a small building tucked behind the hospital at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the staff of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group Enroute Patient Staging Facility care for patients from across the region transiting to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, or back to other home station locations to receive a higher level of care than what is
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Airman 1st Class Marin Pina, 39th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster, communicates with crew members at Yokota Air Base, July 21, 2016. Aircrews with the 39 AS from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, traveled to Yokota to aid in transition from C-130 Hercules to the C-130J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released) Yokota, Dyess Airmen enable smooth C-130J transition

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NATO service members prepare for a jump exchange prior to Saber Junction 16, April 5, 2016, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The exercise involved the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 16 allied and European nations conducting land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell/Released) Air Force, Army units collaborate to enhance interoperability
Representatives from Air Mobility Command, 18th Air Force, 18th Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and U.S. Transportation Command came together for a Joint Forcible Entry Readiness Symposium at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, July 19 – 22.
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The Smithton School District recently hosted a CyberPatriot summer camp supported in conjunction with the Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence and Scott AFB. Mobility Airmen emphasize cybersecurity during AFA CyberCamp
The Smithton School District recently hosted a CyberPatriot summer camp supported in conjunction with the Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence and Scott AFB July 18 through 22. Smithton School is one of the distinguished organizations across the United States selected to participate in the second season of the Air Force Association’s CyberCamp
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Default Air Force Logo Refueling the Coalition
High above the desert, Airman 1st Class Mallory, of the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, settles into her chair and begins flipping switches and checking gauges, preparing for the upcoming rendezvous. From her rear-facing seat in the back of a KC-10 Extender, she opens the rear refueling hatch and the ground below comes into view. A few
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Victoria Rose Mora, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, delivers air-to-air refueling to an F-15 Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron under the supervision of her instructor, Staff Sgt. Cameron Bilyeu, June 30, 2016, near Okinawa, Japan. Boom operators on a KC-135 have the ability to pump thousands of pounds of fuel to any capable aircraft, thousands of feet above the ground, flying at 230 miles per hour, while only 47 feet from the receiving aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Kadena air refueling squadron delivers for 45 years
Throughout the 909th Air Refueling Squadron's time in service, Airmen of the 909th have made it possible for airframes to fully function and maintain stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. They have also supported many high-profile operations all over the globe, to include Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom.
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